MSE News: Had RAC or Budget insurance? Check you're not paying for unwanted cover

"RAC and Budget insurance policyholders may be paying almost £50 a year for unwanted personal accident cover"...
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Had RAC or Budget insurance? Check you're not paying for unwanted cover

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  • jorokjorok Forumite
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    Pre-ticked boxed may have been banned by the EU in June, but there are also un-ticked boxed that you have to tick for an opt-out. Have these been banned too?
  • PincherPincher
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    Regardless of whether it's a tick or untick option, I thought the whole point of a comprehensive insurance policy is that you are covered for medical bills, and some pay-out like £20k for losing an eye.
  • rs65rs65 Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    Regardless of whether it's a tick or untick option, I thought the whole point of a comprehensive insurance policy is that you are covered for medical bills, and some pay-out like £20k for losing an eye.

    Comp insurance covers the car comprehensively. Mine includes medical expenses following injury but not lump sums like that.
  • PincherPincher
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    This is from Churchill

    Summary of benefits

    With a comprehensive car insurance policy, you can enjoy all this cover as standard:
    • 24 hour accident recovery
    • Repairs guaranteed for 5 years when you use an approved repairer
    • If you have 4 years or more No Claim Discount, then you can choose to protect it
    • New for old cover on cars under 12 months old
    • Personal accident cover for policyholder and spouse or partner
    • Medical expenses following an accident
    • Cover for personal belongings in the car


    I am probably mixing Travel Insurance with Car Insurance.


    So if I lose a leg, I have to use Legal Cover to pursue the other party for compensation. I always thought £10k for a limb was way too low anyway.
  • rs65rs65 Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    So if I lose a leg, I have to use Legal Cover to pursue the other party for compensation. I always thought £10k for a limb was way too low anyway.

    If there is an other party. If not, you use the personal accident benefit on your own policy. I would never buy PA cover as an add-on. If I wanted it, I would buy 24 hour cover as a standalone product.
  • weejonnieweejonnie Forumite
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    And of course there is the MIB untraced drivers insurance scheme to obtain compensation if it's non fault and the other driver does a runner.
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